A baby bag is a mum’s best friend – not only is it your ‘how the heck am I going to carry all of this’ lifesaver, but it’s the ultimate fashion-meets-function accessory.
A good baby bag is designed to be durable and bounce back from the everyday wear and tear of being a mum, so investing a little more in a quality product is a must. To make sure you get the most out of your baby bag, the Livvy and Harry team have spilled our go-to tips to alleviate the worry of a leaking bottle, smelly nappy or accidental spew.
Look after your leather
At Livvy and Harry, our baby bags range from genuine leather, so taking care of your material is key. Just like a new pair of shoes or a jacket, you need to give your leather baby bag the VIP treatment from the very beginning. For all genuine leather products, a good quality leather conditioner and waterproofing spray prior to use is a must. For an instant refresh, repeat both every six months – your bag will bounce back to look almost new again, plus it will last much longer. Vegan leather products can simply be wiped down with a damp cloth to ensure your baby bag looks as good as you do 24/7!
Wet wipes, wet wipes, wet wipes
We’ll keep it simple; there’s never been a spill, smear or splash that a wet wipe couldn’t fix.
Stash soiled items separately
Wet clothes and dirty nappies can leave your baby bag smelling less than fresh. All Livvy and Harry bags come with a removable zip-up pouch – so you can stash soiled items, wet clothes, dirty nappies (or anything, really) in here for easy removal when you get home. Even better, your zip-up pouch can be thrown in the washing machine for an instant refresh!
Use a clutch to hold your liquids
When you’re carrying water bottles, baby bottles, hand cream, nappy cream, lip gloss and so much more, leaks and spills are bound to happen. Pro tip: stash your small liquids like makeup, hand cream and nappy cream in a clutch bag before adding to your baby bag – not only will any spills be contained, but the days of digging through your bag to find what you need are long gone. Livvy and Harry bags also come with insulated bottle holders for easy access to water bottles and baby bottles.